Effect of plasma-core-induced self-guiding on phase matching of high-order harmonic generation in gases
Summary, in English
In this work, we numerically study a self-guiding process in which ionization plays a dominant role and analyze its effect on high-order harmonic generation (HHG) in gases. Although this type of self-guiding-termed "plasmacore- induced self-guiding" in previous works-limits the achievable cutoff by regulating the intensity of the laser beam, it provides favorable conditions for phase matching, which is indispensable for high-flux-gas highharmonic sources. To underline the role of self-guiding in efficient HHG, we investigate the time-dependent phase-matching conditions in the guided beam and show how the spatiotemporally constant fundamental intensity contributes to the constructive buildup of the harmonic field in a broad photon energy range up to the provided cutoff.
- Atomic Physics
Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Optical Society of America
- Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
- ISSN: 0740-3224